Jordan to execute al Qaeda prisoner Sajida al-Rashawi in retaliation for pilot killing

Jordan has announced it will execute an al Qaeda prisoner in retaliation for the IS killing of pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh. A graphic video emerged Tuesday reportedly showing the Jordanian pilot being burned alive.

Jordan says it will execute al Qaeda prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi and other captives at dawn on Wednesday after the “Islamic State” released a video Tuesday showing captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned to death in a cage.

“The sentence of death pending on… Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi will be carried out at dawn,” a security official speaking on condition of anonymity told AFP news agency.

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“The decision has been taken to implement the death sentence against the Iraqi convict and others,” a security source told Reuters.

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